Trump endorses Ted Budd in North Carolina Senate GOP primary

Joanna Estrada
June 6, 2021

Trump announced his endorsement of loyalist Rep.

The announcement came after his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, confirmed she has no plans to run for a Senate seat in the Tar Heel state in 2022 because of her two toddlers.

She is married to the former president's son, Eric Trump. Ted Budd in the crowded Republican primary.

The Washington Post reports that another Trump adviser had said that the former president wasn't happy with the way the blog was performing for him and typically didn't like it being mocked on social media.

Pence was at the Capitol that day to oversee the counting of electoral votes, a normally ceremonial task that was interrupted by the Trump supporters, some of whom shouted "Hang Mike Pence", and forced lawmakers and the vice president to evacuate. McCrory has been critical of Trump's seeking thorough audits for the 2020 election.

Trump delivered his latest comments in a speech to hundreds of Republican officials and activists gathered for the North Carolina GOP convention, the opening appearance in what is expected to be a new phase of rallies and public events. When he was ousted from Twitter in early January, CNBC reported that the former president had tens of millions of followers, and he had millions more on Facebook.

"A lot of you don't know him well", Trump said, introducing Budd to the stage.

'Let's get back to making America great again, ' Budd told the audience.

Trump, 74, teased the prospect of another presidential bid of his own in 2024, but vowed first to be an active presence on the campaign trail for his allies in next year's fight for control of Congress.

Pence called Biden "the most liberal president since FDR", and added, "They've proposed trillions of dollars in a so-called infrastructure bill that's just a thinly disguised climate change bill".

Trump's claims about election fraud have triggered a wave of Republican-backed voter integrity bills in state legislatures across the country.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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